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of information but i want to quote the former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen, you said after the a.r.b. was issued, as someone who has run large organizations and the secretary of state has been very clear about taking responsibility here, it was from my interpb -- perspective it was not reasonable in terms of having a specific level of knowledge that was very specifically resident in her staff and over time certainly didn't bring that to her attention. that was admiral mike mullen. secretary, how many cables did you say arrived to the state department, how long did it take you to read 1.4 million cables? >> i tried to read 1.4 million cables, i don't think i'd be sitting here today, i'd be collapsed somewhere. i appreciate what admiral mullen said because when you do sit on top of large organizations, in his case the united states military which is huge, in my case the state department and usaid, you put into place processes and you have to trust the judgment the good sense of the people in your organization, so those 1.43 million cables they come into the state d
. mike burgess, chairwoman ileana ros-lehtinen, and then the young member from oklahoma, tom cole, who is coming back on the committee. and we're delighted. we hope we once again greet you with the respect that we do, this ways and means committee, the house administration committee. we'll see if we can change your opinion a little bit. >> no. and thank you very much. welcome to the new members, including one young veteran who has chaired another committee. let me be very brief because we've been through this before in the summer of 2011. the house majority here toyed with the debt ceiling. and the ramifications were i think not only serious but severe. in terms of job creation, august of 2011 was the worst in the last three years. the market plunged in those two months 2,000 points, and it had in that period the worst single day drop in history. on august 8, it was looking at my notes on very exact, 635 points. the treasury was forced to spend well over $1 billion in interest payments, and i think we all remember so vividly that there was a downgrading of our credit rating. so a postp
of armed forces and national guard. governor mike and governor christine and all of my fellow washingtonians. this, we know. our world is changing faster and more dramatically than ever before. once in a lifetime events now seem to happen with startling clarity. we have seen the greatest financial crisis since the great depression. unimaginable human tragedies like sandy hook elementary. but we also bear witness to rapid breakthroughs in technology, medicine and the understanding of our universe. everyday, i am left and all and how much we are able to achieve and heartbroken over the tragedies we have had to endure. we live in extraordinary times. we also live in an extraordinary state filled with extraordinary people. where the world sees uncertainty, we washingtonians see opportunity. we all feel a profound responsibility to our children and our grandchildren. we have a spirit of innovation that has changed the world. you know what, we are not done. [applause]a new world economy is in you during -- emerging. while its relationships are not fully understood, we know two thing
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